That is meant both metaphorically and literally.
Anyhow, my unit is doing the Ironman along with ... well, every other unit on base. I was curious about making this thread but noticed a startling amount of either military, ex-military people and those into track and field and running.
While I know everything I need to know will be taught to me in the 5 months of work up training, I'm curious about a few things:
1. Who here runs marathons or has done an IronMan before?
2. If so, do you have good tips for running? Even if you merely run on your own (and run far people, cause you can run 1mile does not make you a runner, I mean like 3+ miles here) could you give me advice for running I may not be presently aware of
3. What are some good running shoes? I heard a lot of good things about New Balance
For anyone interested, this years Ironman is a 35km rucksack march (25lb ruck), 10km canoe portage down Ottawa river finished with an 8km run to the DDH gym finish line. Are all Ironmans different or similar to this? I think some have biking, right?
Just wondering who out there has any experience they can share